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between republican white house hopefuls. the seven candidates will share the stage in new hampshire, this includes newt gingrich, he relaunched his campaign with a speech last tonight. joel brown is in washington with more. joel morning. >> terrell good morning to you. with the nation's sour economic mood, tonight's debate will hinge largely on how well each of these candidates can pin the blame on president obama. for one candidate, tonight is how a candidate can get his campaign back on track. newt gingrich is making it clear he's still a candidate for president. >> with the help of every american who wants to change washington, we will prevail. >> reporter: the former house speaker tried to jumpstart his campaign with a foreign policy speech in los angeles last night. it was the first time he spoke publicly since his entire senior staff abruptly quit last week. >> i know full well the rigors of campaigning for public office. in fact, i've had some recent reminders.
>> reporter: tonight, gingrich and six other republican hopefuls will get their first chance to face off in a major debate in new hampshire. many analysts believe that mitt romney, who currently leads in the polls, has the most at stake. >> on stage he's going to have to look like a front-runner and he's also going to have to worry about those other candidates who are going to be gunning for him. >> reporter: former minnesota governor tim pawlenty isn't waiting for tonight to take jabs at romney. over the weekend he slammed the massachusetts governor's state health care overhaul. >> president obama said he designed obamacare after romneycare and basically made it obamneycare. >> reporter: romney seems to be trying to steer the attention back to what voters care about most, the economy. he dismissed pawlenty's comments sunday, saying republicans should stay focused on trying to create jobs and curb spending. with job concerns weighing down the president's approval numbers, he heads to north
carolina later this morning for a batch of fresh ideas from his so-called jobs council led by top american business leaders. >> joel brown in washington this morning. thank you so much. to the recovery of arizona congressman gabrielle giffords, two pictures of the smiling congresswoman were released online yesterday, the first clear pictures of giffords since she was shot in the head during an assassination attempt less than six ago. representative debbie wasserman schultz spoke to her wednesday and had a full conversation. >> she spoke to me in full sentences, initiated in sentences, instead of just responding which is what she's only been able to do recently and she's making remarkable progress, we're so proud of her. some different kinds of photos threatened the career of anthony weiner, explicit new pictures of weiner taken in the house gym appeared over the weekend, despite the sexting scandal and growing calls for his resignation, weiner has been adamant about keeping his seat. "the new york daily news" reports the latest embarrassing
self-portraits have him reconsidering. he has entered a treatment center and wants a leave of absence from congress. duarte geraldino reports. >> he voted to raise the debt ceiling -- >> reporter: a protest turned into an argument on a public street sunday. >> hey, ho, he's gotta go. >> reporter: many demanding the embattled congress resign over the sexting scandal and fueling the fire more leaked photos. how many do you have in your stack? >> 100 and gladly hand out more if i had more. >> reporter: wean ear parentally snapped these pictures posted on tmz.com at the congressional gym, potentially adding to his troubles. >> disgusting and how about the fact that young kids can go on a computer and now download the genitals of the ninth district congressman anthony weiner? >> reporter: other constituents point to his strong record over the past decade. did you vote for anthony weiner?
>> absolutely and i'm going to vote for him again if he's still there. >> reporter: running for re-election is not tops on weiner's to do list. right now is completing treatment, making amends with his family and getting back to work. the congressman is taking a leave of absence for unspecified treatment and top democrats are publicly saying he shouldn't come back. >> seems to me extraordinarily difficult that he can represent his constituents in an effective way under the circumstances. >> reporter: republican critics say it's too little too late. >> seems to me for the first ten days the only job that nancy pelosi was interested in saving was anthony weiner's. >> reporter: weiner is determined to hang on to his seat, a task that's growing more difficult by the day. in queens, new york, duarte geraldino for cbs news. the pentagon papers will be released in their entirety today. they were a top secret, 7,000 page study of the vietnam war prepared by the defense department and private analyst near the end of lyndon johnson's term, showed how the johnson and kennedy administrations escalated the war, misleading the congress, the public and u.s. allies.
the papers were leaked to the "new york times" by daniel elsburg. in a landmark case the supreme court allowed "the times" and others to continue publishing the papers. the nixon administration tried to prosecute elsburg. the u.s. navy intercepted a north korean cargo ship bound for myanmar. the "new york times" reported the ship was suspected of carrying illegal missile technology. it was stopped by a navy destroyer may 26th south of shanghai. the navy wanted to board the ship but was refused. the ship was forced to return to its home port. in new zealand, a pair of earthquakes rocked the devastated city of christchurch. the quakes hit yesterday afternoon, the strongest measures a 6.0 magnitude. buildings rocked and some collapsed. thousands of aftershocks have hit christchurch since the february quake that killed 181 people. on the "cbs moneywatch" some nervous investors on wall street, and a solid day at the
movies for steven spielberg. ashley morrison is here with more. good morning to you. >> a mixed day on asian markets with increased concern about the u.s. economy. tokyo's nikkei fell almost 1%. the hang seng edged up a fraction. today on wall street the dow jones opens below 12,000 for the first time since march. last week the blue chips got hit hard. the dow lost 1.5% while the nasdaq was down more than 3% and lost all of its gains for the year. that was the sixth down week in a row for the market, its longest losing streak since 2002. the s&p 500 had lost almost 7% since late april. if the market drops 10% or more that would signal a correction which some analysts believe we're already seeing. it was only a month and a half ago stocks hit their highest point in three years. gas prices are following stocks down according to the lundberg survey the average price for a gallon of regular is
now $3.71 a gallon, that is 27 cents less than a month ago. most analysts expect prices to keep going down, amid reports saudi arabia may soon increase crude production. at the movies a solid opening for "super eight" the steven spielberg science fiction flick took in $37 million over the weekend, not spectacular but enough to win the top spot. last week's number one "x-men: first class" slipped to second place with "the hangover part 2" in a strong third. terrell, how about lunch for $2.3 million? that's what someone paid for a private lunch with billionaire investor warren buffett, part of what's become an annual auction, the proceeds going to a charity that provides social services to the poor and homeless, but there is a catch. buffett will talk about anything except future stock picks. terrell i get excited when someone pays for lunch for me. >> especially one for $2.3 million. we do that here all the time.
you know how it is. >> oh, yeah, sure, all the time. >> ashley morrison here in new york. we're lying so much we got to keep going. thank you so much. just ahead a major medical setback for one of bruce springsteen's e street band. plus a glimmer of hope as firefighters battle the massive wildfire in arizona. this is the "morning news." before they can attach epels and snack on us. frontline plus kills but doesn't repel. any tick that isn't repelled or killed may attach and make a meal of us. [ male announcer ] ask your veterinarian about k9 advantix ii.
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>> it stopped about two city blocks from my house. >> reporter: snapping the ominous photos as they ran. >> it was terrifying. i was really upset, very upset. i've calmed down, they've given us good news. >> reporter: after nine days, evacuee debbie wallace and her family are among the 7,000 residents finally allowed to return home now that firefighters have beat back the flames. >> all the firefighters around, everybody gave them a round of applause and it's just so comforting to see the sense of community. >> reporter: here's what the more than 430,000 acre fire looks like for the air attack crews. >> when you see the 400, 500 foot flames look like from the air, you're like wow, one of our jobs again is to make sure people on the ground know what's going on. >> reporter: high winds are blowing the fire back on itself but making his job more difficult. >> we're getting 60-mile-an-hour gusts and getting beat up. >> reporter: with the fire largely uncontained, fernandez has weeks of work ahead of him.
>> every morning my mom gives me a call to give me a blessing and a prayer. >> reporter: he also has the thanks of thousands braving extremely bad air quality but finally back home. karen brown, springerville, arizona. to some sad news now, bruce springsteen's saxophone player, clarence clemones has had a stroke. to springsteen fans, he's known as big man, the 69-year-old has been playing with springsteen since 1971 and has been in failing health the past few years. and talk about short, this is 18-year-old junrey balawing from the philippines. he's not quite two feet tall. that puts him in the "guinness book of world records" as the shortest man in the world. his parents say he stopped growing two months after birth. it was a big party for the little guy at the official measuring ceremony. coming up on your monday morning, we've got weather for you and in sports, getting rough, push comes to shove in the finals.
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isolated storms along the gulf coast and light rain in the northwest. later today expect intense heat from the desert southwest to the southern plains. cool and partly cloudy in the northeast and some severe storms are likely in the midwest. in sports this morning, the dallas mavericks nba champions. everything was working for dallas against the heat. they had the "d," nailing threes. dirk nowitski was clutch all night. they humbled miami 105-95 to nail their first championship. nowitski finished with 21 points and named mvp. >> if i would have won one early in my career maybe i wouldn't have put the work and the time in the last 13 years so this feels amazing. >> in big "d," thousands of fans took to the streets to celebrate their team's big win. police reported no major problems and after all the hype in the beginning of the season for the stars of the heat, lebron james and dwyane wade will have to wait another year. >> any time you get to the top of the mountain and you fall off it, definitely a personal
failure. >> the word choked is overused in sports, you know, period. we lost the ball games, we lost the finals. we ran into a team at this time obviously was better than us. in baseball, derek jeter two hits closer to 3,000. he had a pair of rbi singles against the indians. he's now just seven hits away from a career milestone. the yanks get a season high 18 hits. they thump the slumping tribe 9-1. the braves tommy hanson had the right stuff against the astros. the 24-year-old right-hander struck out to finish a career high 14 ks. atlanta shuts down the braves 4-1. big day for boxing fans. iron man mike tyson, once the baddest man on the planet, was inducted into the boxing hall of fame into new york. he's the youngest boxer to ever win multiple heavyweight titles.
also inducted, sylvester stallone got the honor for all of his "rocky" movies. what a crash at the lemans race in france. on saturday, alan mcnish gets clip. trying to pass on the inside. the car drifts across dirt and hits the retaining wall and completely disintegrates. you wouldn't believe it but there he is. walks away, wasn't hurt. gets out of that crash and walking away. when we come back, another look at this morning's top stories. and hackers hit another high-profile institution. this time the international monetary fund. this is the "morning news." ry fund. this is the "cbs morning news." swollen joints, , i've been in your shoes. one day i'm on p of the world... the next i'm saying... i have this thing called psoriatic arthritis. i had some intense pain. it progressively got worse. my rheumatologist told me about enbrel. i'm surprised how quickly my symptoms have been managed. [ male announcer ] because enbrel suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events
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congresswoman gabrielle giffords since the tuscon shooting. join us f,,,, on the "cbs morning news" here's a look at today's weather, cool and pleasant conditions along with a few showers in the northeast. the southwest and southern plains will see hot and dry weather. thunderstorms will hammer the northern plains as well as the gulf coast.
here's another look at this morning's top stories on a monday. seven republican presidential hopefuls debate in new hampshire, site of the nation's first primary. the participants include the perceived front-runner, mitt romney and former house speaker newt gingrich, who relaunched his bid for the white house last night. arizona fire crews are finally making progress against that massive wildfire running along the new mexico state line, now 6% contained. evacuation orders were lifted in two towns and fire lines are holding. another cyber attack after breaches at citigroup and sony, a high-profile economic group has been hit. still reeling from the dominique strauss-kahn scandal the imf gets hacked. jay dow reports. >> reporter: the international monetary fund was likely infiltrated by what's called phishing. a bogus e-mail that relies on computer skills and old-fashioned trickery. >> we know if you send that to 100 people, one of them will click and the minute they do, the attacker is inside. >> reporter: cyber security
expert james lewis says the imf's data makes it an attractive target, even for state-sponsored espionage. the imf says it remains fully functional but in internal memos obtained by bloomberg news, the imf asks employees not to open e-mails and video links without authenticating the source. it's a familiar warning, google, sony, citigroup and lockheed martin have all fallen victim to cyber attacks in the past three months, suspected of being launched by hackers abroad. >> if you commit a cyber crime and you live in russia or china or a few other places, and you carry out the crime in the u.s., there's almost zero chance you'll end up in jail. >> reporter: meanwhile, banks and corporations often pass on their losses to customers. >> maybe it's only a nickel a month on your bill but multiply that by 130 million and you've got some very rich people in the world of cyber crime. >> reporter: a world where crime does pay. jay dow, cbs news, new york. this morning on "the early show" the anthony weiner debate, should the congressman resign?
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"the book of mormon." >> "the book of mormon" cleaned up at last night's tonys. it is about two missionaries sent to uganda, written by trey parker and matt stone, behind "south park." a battle is under way for pensions for public employees and teachers and others are getting ready for a fight. ben tracy reports. >> if it dries out, you can add a little bit more water. >> reporter: family science night is a chance for teacher julie van winkle to show parents the experiment she's been doing in her classroom. the 32-year-old has been teaching for seven years. it's her first year at nightingale middle school in los angeles. julie who makes $58,000 already feels like a veteran of what
some call a war against teachers. >> i've had to fight tooth and nail to keep my job. looks like i'm going to have to do that again to keep my pension. >> reporter: like public workers across the country julie considers her pension one of the prime perks of teaching, after 25 years on the job she would get 80% of her salary in retirement. with 203,000 california teachers already collecting a pension today and up to another 50,000 looking to retire in the next decade some officials say the state simply can't afford it. the solution for some states? asking public workers to give up part or all of their fixed pensions and combine it with a 401(k) plan. seven states including colorado, michigan and ohio have already done this. >> pension system we have is not sustainable. it's coming, i mean the pensions will get paid but come at the expense of other government services. >> reporter: workers don't want to lose their pension because the fixed amount of money contributed by the state is guaranteed. with 401(k)s the state and the teacher contribute but the money is managed by the employee.
401(k)s are tied to the stock market. if the market is up, the worker could make more money than with a pension, but if it's down, they risk losing their savings. after 40 years teaching geometry andical claus, marty himmelman doesn't think he could have managed a 401(k). >> if you're on wall street, you love 401(k). if you're an employee that worries about your future you don't want to go the 401(k), you want to go to defined benefit plan. >> reporter: julie van winkle thinks pensions keep teachers motivated. >> you want teachers that keep getting better and better and that's another perk, having the defined benefit plan is in your best interest to stay in the career. >> reporter: there's no other place julie would rather be than in the classroom. ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. coming up later on "the early show" the mayor of a north carolina town where unemployment is over 12% talks about president obama's visit today and his plan to get more people working. plus the new photos showing the remarkable recovery of congresswoman gabrielle giffords.
straight from the x files a look at what's being kept hidden at the infamous area 51. all that and more, coming up on "the early show." that will do it for this monday morning edition of the "cbs morning news." as always, appreciate you watching. i'm terrell brown. take care, everybody. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com